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Oct 16, 2012 4:30pm PDT
by longtime citi executive michael corbat. he most recently headed the bank's middle eastern and european division. pandit not only gave up his c.e.o. position, but he also quit the board of directors. the news comes in the heart of earnings season for financial firms and just one day after citi reported stronger than expected earnings. shares of citi climbed 1.6%, closing at their highest price since march. suzanne pratt takes a closer look at pandit's tumultuous tenure. >> reporter: the citi management skeup had many people on wall street scratching their heads today about the timing. not only is the big bank finally regaining its footing, but there were no hints about the boardroom shuffle during vikram pandit's conference call yesterday on earnings. but 24 hours later, citi's new c.e.o. michael corbat and citi chairman michael o'neill hosted a call of their own and explained what happened. so to be clear, today's changes do not reflect any desire to alter this strategic direction of city. >> o'neill and pandit have reportedly clashed on >> reporter: o'neill and pandit have re
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Oct 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
reports on urban areas heating up, and one city's efforts to cool down. >> ifill: and ray suarez has the story of a mexican drug lord killed in a gunfight, and his corpse stolen from the funeral home. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the former football coach who plunged penn state university into scandal by his sexual abuse of young boys over many years was sentenced today. the judge called his crime a "story of betrayal." jerry sandusky wore a red jail jump suit and a smile as he entered the center county courthouse this morning, less than two hours later, the
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Oct 30, 2012 10:00pm PDT
least 39 people killed, and $20 billion or more in damage. the nation's most populous city and its surroundings were at the epicenter. new york is a city in shock today, even deserted in places after a night of fear, fire and floods. a record storm surge of 13 feet poured into parts of lower manhattan, brooklyn, and queens as sandy hit. the rush of water closed major commuter tunnels linking manhattan with otherbos contributing to the worst damage to the subway system in its 108 years. >> last night we could look down this street here and we saw the river coming toward us and it actually looked like something out of a movie. it was unbelievable. >> woodruff: equally unbelievable, winds of at least 80 miles an hour blew out the bright lights that usually dominate the manhattan skyline. some one million homes and businesses in and around the city lost power. today mayor michael bloomberg appealed for understanding amid warnings it could take days to restore all transit service and power. >> we have begun the work of clearing and reopening bridges and roadways both of which will take
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
attack in the city of aleppo. at least three powerful explosions ripped through the center of the commercial capital. they killed more than 30 people. state run tv reports explosions occurred near an officer's club in the northern city. opposition forces are claiming responsibility. they say they used the car bombings to target officers and militias loyal to president bashar al assad. the free syrian army renewed its offensive last week in an effort to win control of aleppo. government forces responded with air strikes. a free syrian army said they mobilized 30,000 troops and 2,000 tanks for the battle. rebel fighters plan to carry out more simultaneous bombing attacks on the military. >>> plummeting value of iran's currency has triggered rare street clashes in the capital tehran. the protests jai alai growing public frustration with the government. scores of protesters clashed with riot police in the city's main bazaar on wednesday. they demanded the government stop the rial's plunge. it lost 70% of the value in the last year since economic sanctions were imposed by the united st
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Oct 18, 2012 5:00pm PDT
govnor and the mayor on his relocation plan. >> translator: there's earth kwa quakes and the city is blessed with social resources. >> he added it could be difficult for the factory to keep producing medical equipment if it remained. >>peoplen japaare focused on overcoming the disaster of 2011. they have to rebuild homes and communities. we'll show you their struggles and successes every wednesday at 1:00 p.m. >>> germans are on a mission to make their country neuuclear fr. they lead the world in solar power generation. they also rely on wind. germany's investing heavily in offshore wind farms that can yield four times as much power as land base sources. now it's trying to figure out the next step. >> reporter: by 2020 the country aims to have 2,000 of these wind mills in the north sea and baltic sea. the north port sea is home to have the latest wind power research. now that offshore wind has become viable commercially, researchers in companies from all over the world are coming here to find out more. >> the idea of the floating technology is to be independent some three types would
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Oct 7, 2012 10:00am PDT
vegetables. >> reporter: these days, small neighborhood gardens are also popping up all over the city on previously abandoned lots and even in some residents' backyards. this past summer, 30,000 teenage volunteers -- unmistakable in their in brightly colored t-shirts -- arrived in new orleans from lutheran congregations across the country to help till and plant. sanjay kharod works to connect local residents with organizations and groups, like these lutheran volunteers, that can help them grow food. >> there's a long history of growing in the city, and what we're trying to do is we're trying to encourage people to do that again. >> reporter: by and large, residents have reacted enthusiastically. >> i go to the store, if i decide to buy me some strawberry, pop one of them open, taste it, and there's no taste to it. you know, and i grew strawberries in my yard and picked that, and they're nice and sweet. >> reporter: food deserts have become more numerous in new orleans since the hurricane. according to the congressional hunger center, the average grocery store here now serves 16,000 peopl
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Oct 30, 2012 4:30pm PDT
. hurricane sandy brings the city that never sleeps to its knees, leaving millions without power. >> tom: i'm tom hudson. wall street is working on a comeback with plans to reopen stock trading tomorrow, despite heavy flooding in lower manhattan. >> susie: from crippled transportation throughout the northeast to canceled flights, the federal response and potential election impact. we'll have all that and more right here on nbr! >> tom: hurricane sandy is now super-storm sandy as it clashes with another weather system, bringing wind, rain, and snow to parts of the mid-atlantic and northeastern u.s. she has cut a path of destruction, flooding, and massive power outages as the death toll from the storm stands at 17 across seven states. even as sandy makes her way to canada, the destruction is devastating. high winds pushed the atlantic ocean up and over seawalls, flooding entire neighborhoods. the wind and water teamed up to cut power to millions of people along the eastern seaboard. the storm surge even continued today as sandy tracked through western pennsylvania and new york state. the s
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the japanese war in 1904. nicolai has an eye injury. he has been transported to hospital in the city. at first he closes himself off to the japanese, but tender care from a japanese nurse has his resolve. eventually the two fall in love. the idea for the musical was hatched after a russian gold coin that is more than 100 years old was discovered. the coin was found on the grounds of a hospital where russian prisoners of war were treated. engraved on the coin are the names of a japanese woman and a russian man. research proved these people existed. the woman was a japanese nurse. the man a soldier from russia. the coin appears to be a piece of love between the two. the japanese set of prisoner of war camps during the war. some inmates were free to sickle in the city and bathe in local hot springs because of the locals kind treatment, the prisoners flourished. the actor who plays nicolai visits a russian cemetery before sitting out for moscow. >> translator: the people who are resting here wanted to return to their homeland but could t. they must have felt very sad. i came here to tell the
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Oct 29, 2012 5:30pm PDT
hard. what have you seen on the streets of your city? >> it's starting to get bad already. already we see branches coming down, power lines coming down. we have not seen the worst of it. we're going to see in many ways a pretty savage alignments of high tide, the peak of the storm surge, a full moon, all going to bring an unprecedented amount of water. into our city. this is an epic storm. very unpredictable. it's going to bring a lot of challenges to emergency workers. that is why we need residents to use common sense. if they're in flooded areas, use remaining hour or two before the peak of the storm to evacuate. call for needed information. stay hunkered down ad off the road. ifyou are in safe location now. >> suarez: mayor, we should give people a newark geography lesson. while you aren't right on the ocean, you do have an awful lot of waterfront. are there areas in the city that are vulnerable to flooding? >> absolutely. our city is right along the river. many people do know newark for being a port city. we are right into the bay there. so a lot of new jersey is on coast line. a
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Oct 2, 2012 10:00pm PDT
armored vehicles took up positions around the port of kismayo. the city had been a power center for al-shabab, the group that's fought somalia's internationally backed government for years. al-shabab is allied with al- qaeda, but the militants now have been driven out of all of somalia's major cities. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: the men at the top of the presidential tickets hunkered down again today for debate preparation, ahead of the big meeting tomorrow night. but they also managed to break away briefly-- president obama for a visit to the hoover dam, and governor romney out with an aide to buy lunch, a burrito. meanwhile, their running mates made multiple stops in key states. vice president biden told a crowd in charlotte, north carolina that mitt romney would raise taxes on most americans to fund tax cuts for the wealthy. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class has been buried the last four years. how in lord's name can they justify raising their taxes with these taxuts? look, folks, we've seen this movie before. ma
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Oct 17, 2012 5:00pm PDT
security. in the southern city of karachi, gun crime is ramp aant. >> in karachi, they usually take armed security guard with them. >> this representative of a japanese company is one of them. he started traveling with an armed guard in june on the orders of his employer. he keeps cash in the car to offer in case he's robbed. >> this is a dummy purse with small amounts of cash. not having any cash could be dangerous so i always keep this in the car. >> japanese corporations are making a calculated bet that pakistan is worth the risk and they feel welcome in a country where anti-u.s. sentiments run deep. pakistani president asif al zardari this month invited a delegation of more than 30 corporate officials from japan to his office. he promised to support japanese companies doing business in the country. pakistan is a member of the so-called next 11, countries that's investors believe have potential to follow the breaks in the next wave of emerging economies. japanese firms hope to make inroads into the pakistani market by pitching their advanced technology and know-how. hideki yui, nhk wor
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Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
accident forced thousands to flee the towns and cities around the nuclear plant. some foreign residents in the northeast ended up leaving japan but many have returned to the places they once called home. nhk world tracks one woman's journey. >> bear. brown bear. >> sarah jones is from texas. >> one, two, three, four, five, six, seven. >> reporter: she's teaching english at elementary and junior high schools. >> reporter: she was first drawn to japan by its natural beauty and culture. last year she was in the teachers' room at her high school when she felt the most intense earthquake she'd ever experienced. she left the school and went home. sarah speaks some japanese. but she couldn't make out the insistent announcements on the tv. she looked up a word and found it meant "evacuation." she's close to the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant, and residents were being ordered to flee. she took shelter at an elementary school more than 60 kilometers from town. >> i evacuated with people. i was the only foreigner here. and no one spoke english. so it's a little lonely, i think. >> repor
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Oct 25, 2012 5:30pm PDT
ancient and historic city at risk in a modern-day civil war. we look at the destruction in aleppo, syria. >> this is one of the great tragedies. aleppo's an extraordinary cross roads of cultures, religions, all built on a strata of centuries of -- >> woodruff: and ray suarez has the story of a 19th century recording made on tinfoil by thomas edison, digitally converted so we can hear it. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> computing surrounds us. sometimes it's obvious and sometimes it's very surprising in where you find it. soon, computing intelligence in unexpected places will change our lives in truly profound ways. technology can provide customized experiences tailored to individual consumer preferences, igniting a world of possibilities from the inside out. sponsoring tomorrow starts today. and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program w
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Oct 24, 2012 11:00pm PDT
countryside to the cities in the first five years of this decade. the levels of -- sorry 20 million people. that's more -- that's more than across the atlanti in 100 years for 1920. there's democrat graphic change, there's inequality you look at the princelings are extremely rich and -- >> rose: so is the issue will there be jobs and opportunity when they get to the urban area and will they be able to sustain the economic growth to provide that and if they can't does it unleash a kind of social conflict that will consume -- >> it's both. there are some political reforms you need do with it. you need the issues of taking on thevest interess. >> what you're finding is that there's a war for talent in chinese. difficult for people to stay and work for you. the younger generation in terms of the rural migration, they are not as satisfied as their parents were coming in off the farms and working in a sweatshop. they demand better jobs and so you might say this is a good sweatshop job, it's good as being an indigent labor in the countryside. they're saying no, they can see people with ipa
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Oct 26, 2012 10:00pm PDT
people, including children, were wounded. witnesses also reported new shelling in the central city of homs. a suicide bomb outside a mosque in northern afghanistan killed 41 people today. plumes of smoke rose in front of the mosque as people gathered to celebrate eid. many of the dead were policemen and soldiers. 56 others, including civilians, were wounded. in kabul, afghan president hamid karzai condemned the attack and made this appeal. >> i call on the taliban and other government opposition to stop the destruction of their own country. stop the killing of their people, stop destruction of their mosques, hospitals and schools, and stop working for the aims of foreigners. >> sreenivasan: also today, the taliban claimed responsibility for the killing of two u.s. troops in an insider attack on thursday. a member of the afghan security forces shot the troops and then escaped to join the taliban. the father of a teenage pakistani girl shot by the taliban had encouraging words about his daughter's recovery today. malala yousufzai's family flew from pakistan to britain to be with her at
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Oct 22, 2012 9:00pm PDT
high rise among high rises will tower 1,000 feet. the tallest residential building in the city. "the new york times" has dubbed it the global billionaire's club, and for good reason. at least two of the apartments are under contract fo more than 90 llio each. others, more modest, range in price from $45 million to more than $50 million. simultaneously, the powers that be have just awarded donald trump, yes, that donald trump, the right to run a golf course in the bronx which taxpayers are spending at least $97 million to build. what amounts to a public subsidy, says the indignant city comptroller for a luxury golf course. good grief. a handout to the pollute cotracts. this i a city where economic inequality rivals that of a third world country. of america's 25 largest cities new york is now the most unequal. the median income for the bottom 20% last year was less than $9,000. while the top 1% of new yorkers has an average income of $2.2 million across america this divide between the super rich and everyone else has become a yawning chasm. at no time in modern history has the top 100t
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Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm PDT
immediately sent funds and in doing so help revive the spirit of a city with a rich jazz history. fast forward six years to march 2011. this time musicians in japan's northeast are struck by disaster. the tsunam pummelled the port and taking away the instruments of the city jazz band. they swing dolphins couldn't swing anymore. a month after the disaster the dolphins were back on stage and playing new instruments most of them donated thanks to the efforts of jazz musicians in new orleans. the o. perry walker high school band never forgot the help they received after katrina. they organized congress serts to raise money for their japanese friends. >> i was in the sam predicament five, six years ago and it gives us the opportunity to help them like they helped us. >> many of us lost our instruments. we were able to play again. i was so excited. >> reporter: these young people relate to one another through music and through the experience they've had dealing with the disaster. >> translator: if we didn't have music, i don't think we could have overcome the disaster. i'm glad i had music i
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Oct 25, 2012 4:30pm PDT
or they're going to back school or what have you. >> reporter: the city's population has shot up in the past decade. and these days, it gets about 1,000 new residents each month, most of them young professionals. so it makes sense that apartment development is moving fast. more than 8,000 apartments are under construction in the city right now. that's the largest number since at least the '90s, and the pipeline for new projects is much bigger. a lot of the projects underway right now are going to be finished at about the same time. that leaves some people to wonder if the extra supply will actually lower rent rates. >> we are likely to see an increase in concessions or specials, in terms of three months rent or waiving fees. so from renter's standpoint or point of view, they will have more choices and likely will have some costs savings, minimally over the next couple of years. >> reporter: but across the country, rents have soared in recent years. last year alone, they increased more than 5%. as prices rise, many here hope construction won't slow down. >> the buying power of higher
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Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. yekaterina samutsevich was mobbed by the media as she left the moscow city court. she vowed to fight for the release of the other two women, whose sentences of two years in prison were upheld. the case has been widely condemned in the u.s. and europe as part of a crackdown on dissent. toyota recalled more than seven million vehicles around the world today for a bad power- window switch that can fill the car with smoke. the action affects more than a dozen models made from 2005 through 2010. there have been more than 200 incidents reported in the u.s., but no crashes or injuries have resulted. toyota has been trying to recover from a series of recalls of some 14 million vehicles in recent years. car owners who have crashed in the last three years may have gotten counterfeit airbags as replacements, without knowing it. the national highway traffic safety administration warned today there's an extreme safety risk. it said at least 250,000 vehicles may have airbags that inflate only partially or not at all. car owners should check a webse safercar.gov for more information. two americans have
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
were buried alive. the city was struck by an earthquake last month that killed more than 80 people. the quake may have loosened the ground where the land slide occurred. china is currently in the middle of an eight day holiday period that began with national foundation day. the elementary school stayed open to make up for days missed after the quake. >>> the international group of hackers has leaked some 120,000 bits of university it claims was stolen from universities. the hacker claims it broke into the systems at 100 major universities and posted personal information on a website. the data stolen from the university of tokyo may contain e-mail of staff members. they school admits it's found indications of outside intrusion sp into its system and says some e-mail arsddresses were leaked. >>> it has been bringing some heavy rain down for the last several days as it's lingered here. it's looking like lit be heading into an easterly direction toward vietnam where it's expected to make landfall. it's moving very slowly at the moment. the winds are at 72 kilometers an hour. a lot of r
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Oct 15, 2012 11:00pm PDT
on its face. there were two trains going down a track on the southeastern city of when jo and they collided with each other. and we found out it was because there was a broken signal that failed in the thunderstorm and one train didn't know where the other train was. we've learned that in fact it was something much broader which was that this was ultimately a failure of a system. this was a failure to be careful about safety. it was a failure to make sure money was going to where it was supposed to go in engineering and ultimately it was a failure of political design because this thing was designed to be a political symbol, they moved too fast, they went too far and as a result there was a tragedy. >> rose: there was a rush program to get all this high speed rail completed before the congress meets. >> that's right. this was really the greatest symbol of the new china. china was building more railwa more highspeed railways. >> rose: than anywhere else in the world? >> than anywhere else in the world. they did it in less than ten years. more than europe, japan, everywhere combined.
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Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. city officials have shut down the transit system. businesses and shops have closed. workers are piling up sand bags in front of subway entrances and buildings. >> it's vr important. this is the stop the water from gog into the subway. >> irene last year didn't look like this after it hit. >> they expect the storm will pound a wide area for several days. >> sandy has interacted with cold air from the north and it's become a post tropical cyclone. it's not a tropical cyclone anymore but the field of heavy rain and strong winds are expanding and things will get even worse bause the center of a former hurricane sandy is expected to move into the new jersey coast. extremely dangerous storm surge combined with high tide could cause flooding. that's why hundreds of thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate. it's going to move through pennsylvania into new york city. rain will spread as much as 2000 millimeters with 300 millimeters possibly into wednesday. temperatures are on the chilly side. look at this only 8 degrees in washington, d.c. 10 degrees in philadelphia. lots of heavy know
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Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm PDT
october 5 he will be in toronto to open the new four seasons hotel in the city where it all began .. i am pleased to have isore srp at this table for the first time. welcome. >> thank you, thank you. >> rose:. >> pleased to be here. >> rose: think back to 1961, what were you thinking? >> well, you know, i have to think about it that i was not building a hotel to go into the hotel business. i had some years before that built a small motel for a friend and i was intrigued of how he and his wife could make that work, and this is in the middle of limited access highway, on the outskirts of toronto, and, you know, i convinced him to maybe make eight ttle bit bigger and not unfinished because it looked like a big house and he did and he asked me, just as soon as he finished to come back and finish the rooms. so it sparked an interest in me and i decided to try to do that but instead of doing it on the highway i thought if it works so well there, wouldn't it work better to do the same concept of combining the best of a motel and a hotel downtown? so i was thinking as a real estate deal, that
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Oct 18, 2012 4:30pm PDT
picked brooklyn for its first medical facility. the number of freelancers in this new york city borough has increased 3,000% in the past decade. david himmelstein is a professor of public health at hunter college, and thinks the clinic is a good idea. his concern is whether the union's insurance plan can survive. >> when you set up an insurance plan and say anyone can join, basically you are likely to attract sick older people who can't get insurance elsewhere in the system. and over the long term, that has doomed similar insurance efforts in the past. >> reporter: but the freelancers union hopes its holistic approach to medicine and emphasis on preventive care will help lower healthcare costs. and that's good for insurance company and patient alike. >> this can really give people the kind of care they need, and it can also be much more economical, so we can make freelancers' dollars go further. >> reporter: if the pilot is successful, the freelancers union hopes to expand to other cities around the country. erika miller, nbr, brooklyn. >> tom: tomorrow on nbr, we meet a woman who says
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Oct 10, 2012 4:30pm PDT
president devin wenig made the announcement in new york city today. erika miller has more. >> reporter: in the market for an hermes belt? or maybe a chanel purse? ay hopes you'll bypass the boutiques and buy on its site instead. perhaps from seller linda lightman. >> i decided i was going to start selling my own clothes, shoes and accessories that i no longer wanted, needed or used. >> reporter: that was 12 years ago. today her ebay store linda's stuff offers 140,000 items. >> now we are in a 25,000 square foot office warehouse. and we are projected to do about $16 million on ebay this year. >> reporter: she and other so- called power sellers have a big stake in the changes at ebay. there's a new logo, a less cluttered look, and a feed o photos of suggested items to buy. >> with personalization, and with making ebay just easier and more accessible, the hope is that the new generation of digital commerce will spend time on ebay. >> reporter: but many of these upgrades have already been telegraphed. so industry analysts were more interested in ebay's quiet launch of a new local daily deals s
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. you did not see the city on the shining -- >> nothing's sorry. >> rose: it seemed they both deliberately did that because they wanted to make practical points about the campaign. >> they both are. as much as as everybody goes on and owe about president obama is rhetorical. neither one of them in truth is a wild-y eyed -- they both like talking about this stuff. >> go ahead, mike. >> no, no. josh, if you look at obama, if he has an adoring throng but if you look at the history of debates it's not his natural format. he had trouble with hillary clinton in the primaries. this is not his key can departments and i think that caught up with him. he's tremendous on one thing but this is a tricky format for him. >> rose: albert, when you look at the thing that might be said about the other issues, what should we anticipate in terms of where the obama people will make the fight on monday and tuesday and wednesday of next week. will it be to attack governor romney and pick apart what he said in the debate or will he try to regain the initiative some other way if in fact they change th
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Oct 21, 2012 10:00am PDT
: angeles city is one of the asia's most notorious sex districts. even on a rainy evening, dozens of young wom were outside their establishments on the lookout for customers. >> don't touch me, ma'am. >> reporter: shay cullen cuts a promising customer profile around here, and on this night he was frequently accosted. in fact, the 74-year-old ireland-born dominican catholic priest has campaigned for four decades to clean up this district. the boom in commercial sex here dates back to the vietnam war, when the u.s. military greatly expanded its philippine bases nearby. today, father shay, as he's called around here, says 12,000 women work this strip. where do they come from primarily? >> the majority in this area are coming from north america. australia is quite big. koreans, there's special clubs here for the koreans, but also from europe. >> reporter: over the years, father cullens's people's recovery, empowerment and development -- or preda foundation -- has sheltered and rehabilitated thousands of young women rescued from the sex trade. >> many of the girls are underage and young a
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Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm PDT
could be seen rising above the central city's skyline as syrian government warplanes, tanks and artillery intensified their assault. meanwhile, turkish media reported syrian troops fired another mortar round into southern turkey. no one was hurt, but the turkish military returned fire. a similar exchange earlier this week left several dead on both sides. the turmoil deepened today in south africa's mining industry. the world's largest platinum producer, amplats, fired 12,000 miners for staging an unlawful strike. it was the latest turn in two months of labor unrest and violence in south africa. in august, police shot and killed 34 strikers working for another major platinum concern. nearly 80,000 miners are currently striking across the country. the highest court in britain ruled today that five terror suspects can be extradited to the u.s., including abu hamza al-masri. the radical muslim preacher, and the others, had fought extradition for years. al-masri's mosque in london was known as a training ground for radical islamists in the 1990s. he's accused of trying to set up a te
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Oct 14, 2012 1:00pm PDT
a boom town, but the economic recession has dragged the city down. work has been suspended at nearly all of the construction sites downtown,heth ty be schools, hospitals, or other projects. university fees have nearly doubled. the regional government is cutting costs wherever it can. politicians have racked up 40 billion euros in debt. the problem is catalonia has to pay so much money to the spanish national government in madrid. at least that is what independence supporterssay. she is uneloye she has a degree in biology and has never been that interested in politics until now. recently, she got involved in the newly founded catalonian national assembly. >> it was the crisis that first convinced a lot of people that an independent catalonia would be good for us. there would be more jobs, a better educational system, and a better health system. lots of people who did not support independence ithe past due now. >> but independence is a charge word in the spanish capital madrid. the mood is especially testy in front of the city of bullfighting arena. heavily criticized by animal
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Oct 16, 2012 5:00pm PDT
stood in the heart of the city since 1976 rising 124 meters high, it is a local landmark. soon, though, it is going to stanld out for another reason. from january ivy and other greenery will slowly start to cover the walls until it reaches the very top. >> translator: it will be great to see so much green in a major city like this. >> translator: when it is completed, it will be one of the city's landmarks. >> the project is the brain child of leading architect undo born and raised in osaka. >> translator: i think seeing greenery will make a powerful impact. >> instead of just designing new buildings he has a bigger vision for the environment. he has begun several projects to bring more greenery into osaka. this riverside area has been turned into a popular spot for cherry blossom viewing. since 2004 ando has raised some $6.4 million to make this project a reality. he strongly believes osaka needs more flowers and green spaces. >> there is no greenery. it is dirty. there are homeless people everywhere. there are few jobs. that is the perception of osaka. i want to improve its image. >>
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Oct 25, 2012 5:00pm PDT
mentioned quite chilly. only 9 degrees expected in chicago and 12 sdedegrees in oklahoma city. here is the extended forecast. >>> that's all for this edition of "newsline." thanks for joining us.
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Oct 24, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. after the latest incident, a rally is being planned for the end of this month in the city hosting the u.s. air base. the two suspects were sysed there. okinawa city officials encourage residents to voice their concerns and anger. they say they're expecting about 1,500 participants. >>> people have responded to japan's disaster and its aftermath in many ways. media report on it. academics study it. artists base works on it. one filmmaker picked up his camera soon after last year's earthquake and tsunami and headed to the northeast. he wanted to forge ties with survivors. so he called his documentary "katawara," which means "on your side" in japanese. >> reporter: "katawara" has no narration and no dramatic story development. the camera just travels through japan's northeast and documents the aftermath of the disaster. showing people going about their daily lives, capturing the changing of the seasons. shin ichiase directed the film. he's spent decades making documentaries featuring people who face challenges. he focuses on the preciousness of human life and the importance of individual
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Oct 31, 2012 4:30pm PDT
year. >> obviously this is paiflt to new york city and the broader new york region, and the entire northeast. but the u.s. economy is very resilient. it gets by these natural disasters pretty quickly. so tell be a very small negative on the economy in the fourth quarter. i don't think tell be close to the half percent you mentioned, a small negative, but a small positive for next year, and by next spring, i don't think a net impact. >> obviously, new york city is a different story. it has more sig kanltd regnal effects, but nationally. i don't think the impact is that large. >> i know you've been studying katrina and irene. where does sandy fit in terms of economic impact? what are your numbers showing? >> good question, susie. >> in terms of total economic loss. because airms aren't going, and restaurants aren't serving meals, and the property damage i think tell come to about50 biion. put this in context, that's roughly the consequence of 9/11. it you sad up katrina it was 150 million. it's a big storm and a lot of damage, but less than katrina. >> susie: quickly, mark, because o
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Oct 26, 2012 4:30pm PDT
path of the storm: several of the nation's biggest cities, travel hubs and several major gasoline refineries along the new jersey and delaware coasts. financial centers like the nasdaq and new york stock exchange, say they'll have contingency plans iplace. electronic trading is expect continue as normal. michael barry says insurance companies are already mobilizing to deal with damage from hurricane sandy. he's vice president, with the insurance information institute. >> what are insurance companies doing to be prepared? >> well, right now they're trying to figure out exactly where this storm is going to make landfall. as indicated they have mobile catastrophe units sent to the scene so that the insure can gout andate to their policy holders, help them file claims after the storm hits. right now, the big question is where is this going to hit? i saw a modeling company saying delaware, maryland, virginia, and moving west into populated cities like philadelphia. >> susie: it's covering a wide swath of states, and we're hearing there will be heavy floods and strong winds. so, you kno
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Oct 15, 2012 5:30pm PDT
to watch; plus, new clashes in the syrian city of aleppo; the record- breaking sky jump; and the legacy of arlen specter. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: two americans won the 2012 nobel prize in economics today for research on market design and matching. it affects everything from placing doctors in the right hospitals to pairing students with t schls they mostant. e honorees are alvin roth of harvard university, and currently a visiting professor at stanford university, and lloyd shapley, a professor emeritus at the university of california los angeles. wall street had a strong start to the week on news of rising retail sales and better-than- expected earnings at citigroup. the dow jones industrial average gained 95 points to close at 13,424. the nasdaq rose 20 points to close at 3064. a 14-year-old pakistani girl who was shot by a taliban gunman was flown to england today for medical treatment. we have a report from lindsey hilsum of independent television news. >> reporter: the ambulance drove slowly from birmingham airport. insi
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Oct 29, 2012 11:00pm PDT
areas of town. e city has chnged so much in the last0 years and now trying to in my new novel that i'm very busy with trying to chronicle that to the point of view of the dispossessed. >> rose: many people say a great novel begins with a question. >> okay. here the question is trying to see the life that we have all lived in turkey from the point of view of a person who came to this town late who tried to make a living, who came with a very poor background and tried to adapt to the city. we always saw turkish officials history, turk turkish establishment, myself included, we always saw these people who are coming and imbalancing the cultural projection we have of the city. trying to see istanbul from the point of view of seone who felt he don't belong, who insists he belongs then some of them get to be very rich, some of them get to be -- continue to be poor so trying to also go to the moral issues of what makes you successful, was it worth it, this kind of thing. >> rose: so when you're working on a novel like you are on this one what are you doing? >> so many things at once. at f
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Oct 24, 2012 4:30pm PDT
to live closer to the city or in the first ring of suburbs. many of them are looking to stay in apartments living rather than having a home further out where they need a car to get any where. they would have more of a mortgage they would be tied into. >> reporter: on the flip side, public spending on construction has fallen sharply. it's down 3.5% from a year ago, as state and local governments tighten their belts. the construction industry is hoping next year will be better for hiring than this one. many u.s. businesses have put projects on hold, due to political uncertainty, and worries about the fiscal cliff. but the most important factor is the economy: >> you might expect that as the housing recoery gets a little bit of pace ov theext ar or so, that should translate into stronger hiring going forward. we are not going to return to levels we were at before the recession, the housing sector is not going to be that big again. but the trend should be up. >> reporter: if construction improves, it's good for the economy as a whole. according to trade association figures, every bi
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Oct 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, from the northern city of kirkuk to the southern town of kut. the iraqi affiliate of al-qaeda claimed responsibility. iran has restored access to google's e-mail service, a week after the government blocked it. the initial action against g-mail was taken after an anti- islamic video appeared on google's video hosting site, youtube. but the loss of service drew complaints from users, including members of the iranian parliament. the people of greece got more grim news today: they're facing a sixth year of recession. a draft budget projected the greek economy will shrink again in 2013 by almost 4%. unemployment is set to rise another full point, to nearly 25%. meanwhile, euro-zone officials reported unemployment across the contine remned a rord high of 11.4% in august. . >> the figure is much higher than a year ago. it demonstrates the importance of putting in place effective reforms to reverse the trend in unemployment and in particular youth unemployment. it's clearly unacceptable that 25 million europeans are now out of work. we have to take measures to put an end to the curre
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Oct 23, 2012 10:00pm PDT
five years ago. gazans lined the main road to gaza city, as the emir waved at them from his car. he also met with hamas leaders anurgethem to rencilwith the rival fatah faction, which rules the west bank. israel maintains a sea blockade of gaza, but qatar has promised to deliver hundreds of million dollars in aid by land route through egypt. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: and we return to the final presidential debate with a closer look at the arguable statements made by both candidates. margaret warner has our report. >> warner: last night's final presidential debate took on a lo questions. and the answers at times rised further questis. as we didast week, today we reviewed some of what was said and how it matches the record. starting with mitt romney's charge that from the beginning of his term, president obama was apologizing overseas for america's actions. >> the president began what i've called an apology tour by going to various nations in the middle east and criticizing america. i think they look at that and saw weakness. >> nothing
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Oct 22, 2012 5:00pm PDT
6.3 quake that devastated the city. it killed more than 300 people and injured around 1,600. the defendantublished a risk assessment six days before the earthquake. they said it was unlikely a major quake would hit the area in the near future. it convinced some people to stay in their home believing the quake was minor. some of the victims relatives cheered the verdict. >> translator: i think today's verdict was the right sentence. i want to make sure that this kind of tragedy didn't happen again. >> the defendants pleaded not they stressed the prediction was merely a best guess. >> we will appeal the verdict and prove our innocence. >> lawyers for the defense plan to appeal. > now scientists watched in concern. they said the rulings could convince them to do their job. he said it's difficult to predict seismic activity accurately. spokespersons for the american association for the advancement of science say they are worried the ruling may influence everyone who works in the field. they warn such charges could hinder society add a whole if scientists feel nervous about disclosing
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Oct 23, 2012 4:30pm PDT
most deserving of all the city's cultural institutions, and said his grandparents had their first date there. paulson's known for making billions by betting on the collapse of the housing market. >> susie: lovely donation. >> tom: that's "nightly business report" for tuesday, october 23. good night, susie, and good night, everyone. >> susie: good night, tom. thanks for watching, everyone. we'll see you online at nbr.com, and back here tomorrow night. captioning sponsored by wpbt captioned by media access group wgbh access.wgbh.org >> join us anytime at nbr.com. there, you'll find full episodes of the program, complete show transcripts and all the market stats. also follows us on our facebook page-- bizrpt. and on twitter @bizrpt.
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Oct 12, 2012 4:30pm PDT
and who can benefit on the other side. we look at citi and think they can report a good monday on positive-- monday so that could be positive. on the other hand bank of america facing pressures from the deposit versus lending squeeze. >> you told me citi was your top recommendation right now. tell us why? >> well, we look at citi and it's a bank that has not performed as well as some of those other tough ones like bank of america ts year. the one hand. on the other hand we think it's a great play on what the federal reserve is doing. when they put all this money into the economy they are 12i78ity-- stimulating housing. citi has problem relating to housing. they are stimulating emerging markets where citi is the strongest. >> all right, let's take a look at some of your other picks besides citi. you like goldman sachs. you have been telling us this all year. and the regional bank suntrust. again, was's the attraction? >> suntrust again is in the southet. it has continuedto have credit problems later than a lot of the other banks. but that's been a bad thingment but now we think it'
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. > roe: anderfograsmussen is here, he is the secretary general of nato, he was the prime minister of denmark for eight years before assuming his current post in 2009. he is in new york for the u.n. general assembly, nato has significantly redefined its mission since its founding in 1949. it's primarily-- last year it enforce add no-fly zone in libya and the campaign that overthrew moammar qaddafi. i'm pleased to have the secretary general at this table, welcome. tell me how you have defined the role for nato in the current environment, especially in the middle east. >> the core role is still to protect our citizens against any threat to their security we won the cold war. we protected our citizens against soviet communism, aggression. we won the cold war. the soviet broke down but after the end of the cold war we realized that we are faced we merging security challenges, terrorism, this is the reason why we are in afghanistan. that's why we are now building a nato missile defense system to protect our populations against milz at
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Oct 18, 2012 11:00pm PDT
because of all of the schools in st. petersburg it is a city of 5 million people, you perform the nutcracker, 20 times a year and perform 50 times a year each of those 50 nut crackers a year, you can devote 40 schools, as the huge opportunity. this is how you help young people to understand they are part of this tradition, because of course they have all of the toys and also but they will go for the first time when they are eight or nine years old to see a magical theatre, most of them will come back. we know that. most of them will come back. it is much easier to start at age, nine, ten and then understand ballet, opera, theatre, music, rather than do it when you are 25, 30, for the first time. it is too late, maybe. >> rose: back to politics for a moment. when you look at russia today, is democracy, economic growth, human rights, press freedom, where do you think they are on those issues? >> i think for the country which has 20 years history, if you start from the breakup of the soviet union, things are looking better than they could in the scenario i saw myself 12 years ago, th
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Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm PDT
biggest city and commercial hub, aleppo. >> this is the most important battle in syria. through the battle of aleppo, we can see the future of the syrian revolution. >> narrator: by dawn, ghaith had reached a rebel staging post just a few miles outside of aleppo. fighters had just arrived fresh from battle. they call themselves the free syrian army. their commander, abu bakri, said they now controlled half the city but that government forces were advancing. >> (translated): the day before yesterday, there was increased artillery shelling and shooting of mortars and mig planes attacked. we've retreated to create a second defensive line so we can counterattack. >> narrator: abu bakri never expected to be a rebel commander. >> (translated): i finished compulsory military service in 2006, and by allah's grace went on to study economics at the university of aleppo. that was me until the revolution started. >> takbir. >> allahu akbar. >> takbir. >> allahu akbar. >> narrator: ghaith continued his journey into aleppo. abu bakri said god willing he'd see him on the front line in two days. >>
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm PDT
disaster, because every day you are in a different city and the orchestra becomes tired, you are tired and to find the inspiration, to inspire them and en i is hot, the food on the plane but not good, there are so many reasons where the concert can be a disaster, and every concert was one better than the other, and after the tour, i felt also that they are wonderful human beings, not only great musicians, and after the tour, i received more than 60 individual letters from the musicians, nice letters saying how much they enjoyed making music with me. sit w something that really touched me. so when debra appeared again, like minerva, and she invited me there, again, insisting, insisting, i thought, they are asking me to go there, so maybe really they want me there. i don't know. i am not young, but i am not that old to, and so w not to -- this will be certainly will be the last engagement with an orchestra, not because there is no time, conductors sometimes live too long. >> rose: yes. >> you know,, and i said, a conductor from the door of the stage to the podium needs more than 30 secon
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